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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
. attack comes as yemen's u.s.-backed government is waging an offensive against al-qaeda in the country. >> tonight republicans try to retain momentum while democrats try to get things back on track as vice presidential candidates debate. katie marzullo is live with a preview. >> reporter: right now the running mates are in their final hours of prep. democrat biden and republican ryan both described as skilled politicians with strong policy credentials. very different styles. biden has folksy appeals and solid vice presidential portfolio. both say they've been studying. >> frankly, studying up on congressman ryan's position on the issues. >> he's been on this big stage many times so that's new for me i'm studying the issues. i know how he will attack us. >> reporter: this debate follows last week's first presidential debate in which most agree president obama bombed. the president even admitted to diane sawyer that he had a bad day. can biden save the day or will ryan add to romney's recent boost? you have to decide for yourself. watch the debate live on abc7, starting 6:00 tonight. kat
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
, without a government federal subsidy and all that debt. >> let's talk about friday's job numbers. it raised some suspicions among governor romney's allies. on friday morning, jack welch, the former chairman of ge said unbelievable job numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. steve forbes follows up and says welch is right. does governor romney put any stock in those theories and have any suspicions at all about the bls numbers? >> george, the numbers themselves are very damning. when you look at it, we had fewer jobs created in september than were created in august, fewer jobs created in august than were created in july. our unemployment rate has come down because for -- since president obama took office, for every new job created, more than six workers have left the labor force. if labor force participation was what it was when the president took office, unemployment would be around 10.7%. these jobs that were added in september were largely part-time jobs. so we still have 23 million americans -- that number has not changed at all -- who are
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
government, major lenders and community partners. data from 2007 through 2011 shows one of every seven in the flatlands neighborhoods received a default notice. officials will address the problem to take advantage of the new settlements. they hope to reach 3500 through community outreach and offer services as well as legal and financial help. >>> a's resume division playoff series at the coliseum 6:00 tonight they can't afford to lose another game. they worked out yesterday. each of the next three games is an elimination game. the area announced anderson will be starting tonight. giants in the same do-or-die situation they face the reds in cincinnati today. bailey threw a no-hitter and reds have not been swept at home all season. forget the odds the giants' bats have been asleep at wheel, scoring only two runs in both game one. one mover loss for the giants and it is over. this is the -- one more loss for the giants and it is over. this saturday it turns around. >> go to our facebook page under abc7news.com click on go giants and a's choose your team and post its badge on your facebook
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >>> congressional committee warning government agencies and private industry avoid doing business with china's two leading tech firms. the report warns that the companies pose major security threat to the u.s.. year long investigation found the companies are influenced by the chinese government and the telecommunications gear they sell may be compromise. -- may be compromised. >>> ample could be gearing up for a huge launch of ipad mini. "wall street journal" reports the company has asked suppliers to make more than 10 million, double the number amazon ordered for the kindle fire. apple said to be planning on october 17th, launch event. >>> if you missed events this weekend you have within more chance today. >>> plus, -- record breaking numbers on bay area mass transit. that's the >>> on katie, is heaven real. . then at 4:00, money saving myth the best time to get biggest holiday deals. then at 5, angry birds about to enter a galaxy far, far way those stories and more at 4 and 5. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. the uss makin isl
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Oct 8, 2012 11:35pm PDT
of a government bailout, has included some severe self-reflection, including a top secret automotive torture chamber. for the first time, gm is giving us a peek at how they smash or bash a new model long before any critic can. and abc's elisabeth leamy is the one to take us behind the scenes. >> reporter: it's like hazing for cars. engineering as an extreme sport. these are the tests the leaner, meaner general motors is putting its vehicles through. tests the public has never seen before. we had unprecedented access to the gm proving ground, one of the most secretive sites in the automotive world. our tour guide on the wild ride is james bell, gm's new head of consumer affairs an audacious choice because he spent years slamming automotive companies as a journalist, once callinged cadillac cim m arron a real letdown. >> reporter: gm is the car company that produced infamous chevy vegas, x cars in '80s and saturns and plain ugly pontiac aztecs in the 2000s, that's why the post bailout strategy is to improve reliability and its reputation. with more and more extreme testing. first up, wicked we
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
parades through the streets of los >>> federal government accelerating removeal of decaying ships from the bay area. today the department of transportation said it's disposed of 36 ships from sassoon bay. three more scheduled for recycling by year's end. remaining 21 should be gone within five years. sassoon bay is one of three locations where the government stores its mothball fleet. >> the obama administration is setting its aside 300 acres in california to build solar powered plants. it's a new approach for the federal government which allowed jerls to choose where they wanted to put renewable energy plants. the administration will designate public lands with fewer wildlife for development. >> a san jose community group asking city officials to help struggling schools with low scores. the organization held a meeting today and county education officials. the group wants the city to push forward with a 3-year-old initiative to eliminate the achievement gap by year 2020. reports show progress has been slo. they see charter schools as a solution. mayor reid is a supporter. >> we need to
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> the government has a warning for millions of car owners. why the device intended to save your life in a crash may not do the job. >>> san francisco gets new target store. what makes this unlike any you've seen before. >>> charles schultz isn't with us any more but peanuts is coming back to the big screen. are you ready ? share everything by turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot for up to 8 wifi-enabled devices at no extra charge. like the new droid razr m by motorola only $99.99. . >> it is not too late to win $49,000 from abc7. these people want the chance: they are all ended through our facebook page. winner will be announced after the 49ers game october 18th. you can enter too go to facebook.com/abc7news click the win $49,000 button that will take you to the online form where you can enter. we'll announce the winner october 18th, after the game right here on abc 7. >>> if you think you are safer because your car has an air bag, new warning you need to know about. auto industry officials say the government has alerted them thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
to know about. officials say the government has alerted them thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit air bags that don't meet standards and may not inflate in a crash. no specific models have been named. government will make the formal announcement today and ask people to check a website or call their dealer to see if their model is affected. >>> if you bought a new car this year, there's a good chance it is either white or silver new numbers show 22% of cars made this year have white paint making it the most popular color worldwide silver close second with 20%, black, grey, red round out top five. the numbers are skewed, a large percentage of pick-ups 10 to be white because business owners use them as work trucks. >>> 6:22. the peanuts are coming back. >>> from politics to fitness. new book former vice presidential candidate sarah palin is getting ready to release. >>> good morning. major jam-up on bay bridge westbound crews snaking through traffic motorcycle accident two left lanes blocked. there it is stopped there. westbound on the incline two let lanes
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
threat n a report throat that wallway and zp have links to china's government and goes on to say they can be using technology to spy on the united states and recommends the u.s. government block mergers involving those companies and warns contractors and businesses to find alternative suppliers. and we should note in a statement that the report released today employs many rumors and speculations to prove nonexistent accusations and does not address challenges faced by ict industry. ict stands for information communication and technology. and remember that wasn't and for the camera? now, there is a nokia's head of smart phone marketing is out of a job. he had to apologize for this video. then accused of misleading customers we should note it's not clear and and htc may be the latest smart phone victim. the company posted a record drop in quarterly earnings. there is net profits totalling $133 million. and to put that into perspective it's the lowest quarterly profits. the share of the bloomberg smart phone market fell at less than 6%. it had 10% just a year ago. google is launching a credi
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> this morning, targeted by terrorists. >> the government changes its story about that breakdown in bengha benghazi. it was terror after all, not angry protesters, killing the u.s. ambassador. and the issue is front and center at a hearing on capitol hill. >>> on the campaign trail. a new, softer side of mitt romney. his family urging the change, as polls show him closing the gap in battleground states. >>> airport arsenal. a boston man detained at l.a.x., after what border agents found in his luggage. body armor, weapons, even body bags. >>> and snoopy on the silver screen. the big announcement. charlie brown and the gang, in a brand-new movie. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin this wednesday, with tough questions ahead on capitol hill today, about last month's attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, as well as three other americans. >> the title of the house committee probe speaks volumes. it's called the hearing on the failure in benghazi. tahman bradley is here with a preview. good m
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
jobs. now, we think that government taking 28% of a family and businesses income is enough. president obama thinks that the government ought to be able to take as much as 44.8% of a small business's income. look. if you taxed every person in successful small business making over $250,000 at 100%, it only run the government for 98 days. if everybody who paid income taxes last year, including successful small businesses, doubled their taxes, we'll still have a $300 billion deficit. you see? there aren't enough rich people to tax to pay for all their spending. and so, the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. that's why we're saying, we need fundment am tax reform. let's look at it this way. 8 out of 10 businesses, they file their taxes as individuals, not as corporations. where i come from, overseas, which is lake superior, the canadians, they drop their tax rates to 15%. the average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25% and the president wants
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
coming up. >>> this morning congressional committee warning u.s. government agencies and private industry to avoid doing business with china's two leading tech firms. report warns that the companies pose major security threat to the united states. year long investigation found the companies are influenced by the chinese government and the telecommunications gear they sell may be compromised. the report to be released this morning vices recollection lay fors to block attempts by the -- two companies to expand in america. >>> cupertino-based apple not responding to conflicting reports about problems at foxconn where iphones and many other gadgets are made. foxconn denies workers staged a strike friday to protest conditions. advocacy group says there i was work stoppage that temporarily paralyzed production. workers set to be upset with tighter standards imposed. >>> venezuela's president chavez has won reelection. people were celebrating in caracas overnight it is his closest race yet after a bitter campaign in with it opposition accused him of unfairly using venezuela's oil wealth and tota
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
're paying 17 to drive. if $5.65 it's governmenting you $83 to fill up. so temporary spike may not hit as hard as you think. california does have the cleanest gas but we do pay the price for it. coming up standards that are fueling part of the jump. >> and there are new signs the economy is improving. unemployment fell to its lower level since 2008. this is the first time it's been under the 8% mark in four years so there is a significant event. mitt romney says the drop isn't good enough. >> reason its come down is more people just stopped looking for work. >> this news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to store points. it's a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> this romney campaign feeling energized but the jobs report may squash some of the phone shall momentum. stocks rally early and there is a mixed closing dow closed at 13610. >> new unsealed legal documents reveal details in the case of a san jose teacher accused of child molestation. that indicates the principal knew the lurid detail buzz failed to report the teacher. >> there is almost si
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
government building, a couple of miles from the white house, houses the labor department's bureau of labor statistics. the bls has been tabulating the monthly unemployment rate for more than 70 years. it's all based on a survey conducted in person and over the phone of 60,000 households every month. and here is where the numbers get crunched. amid a sea of high-walled cubicles, inside of each one, an economist sworn to secrecy and working on a specific aspect of that employment survey. tom nardone is in charge here. he's worked at bls since before ronald reagan was president. he introduced us to the economist who actually wrote this morning's unemployment rate announcement. how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? i mean, you can't call me up and tell me what the number is going to be? >> no, i can't tell anyone. it's a complete -- a complete secret. >> reporter: before the release, they are literally sworn to secrecy. the white house doesn't see their work until it's done. and nardone keeps the report in a safe in his office. you've been working here more than 20 years.
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
on without drivers stepping on the pedal that covers nearly 88,000 pilots from the 2005 model. the government and honda have received hundreds of complaints saying the suv slowed to nearly a stop while on the freeway. >>> if you are about to eat lunch you might want to wait. scientists saying a huge eyeball that washed up on a south florida beach could belong to a giant skid. the eye is the size of a softball. it appeared near ft. lauderdale wednesday. the blue pigment pretty rare and has created a buzz on the internet and among biologists. within professor believes it may have come from a deep sea squid or large swordfish. >> amazing to see that. you can see the perspective in the hands there. >> serve it up for lunch. >> no. >> from heavenly a little snow winter is back for now. i still think it is going to probably melt by the time you get there. the resort sent these photos the first snow of the season heavenly and kirkwood both received snow overnight. back at home southeast from south beach a few breaks starting to develop in the clouds, a little more sun as the afternoon unfolds farthe
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
governments unable to take politically unpopular steps. the brightest, though, according to the study is the u.s. economy. >>> well, it is a sign of the times, fewer people are sending greeting cards thanks to the internet. so hallmark is closing a factory that made a third of its cards. it says sales in greeting cards are off by one-sixth. it said the company is adopting new online technology just like its customers. >>> liam neeson action film single was tops at the box office this weekend doing twice twice the business, the take for "taken 2" was 50 million bucks. meanwhile, "hotel transylvania" checked in at $27 million and "pitch perfect at $17 million. >> even if you don't like the message, it needs to get out there about travesties around the globe. >>> when we come back, see a wedding party turn into one ugly mess. the camera was rolling as a drawn brawl turned deadly. >>> also, an important new clue this morning in a desperate search for a girl who disappeared simply trying to make her way to school. i love this time of year. it's like its own new beginning. it's all about change. the
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
the border to collect nickels on deposits that were never paid. the government estimates the cost of fraud at 40 million dollars a year. industry experts say it is more like 200 million dollars a year. >>> more trouble for tsa. what an uncover investigation discovered about questionable security screenings. >> plus, blast off. resupply mission to the international space station underway this morning. how you can catch a glimpse of the station in the bay area tonight. >>> freak accident at an annual hot-air balloon festival. what happened that caused a balloon to go up in flame. >>> mix of sunshine and clouds and well below averages, low 60s coast, mid 60s around 70 bay, mid 60s to mid 70s inland. east bay valleys low to mid 70s. fall everywhere on the map. 50s and 60s across the east new orleans 75, miami 88. with this sprawling fall air mass there's not much of a chance of severe weather. storms towards charlotte and atlanta check ahead there. back at home quiet. flight tracker abc7news.com. >>> california's first and only african-american lt. governor has died. he rose to power in the ea
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
on the accounts. flying might be a hassle. new government numbers show between january and august airlines had an 82% on time arrival rate the best showing in 18 years and cancelled flights dropped to a record low. new look at wendy's for the past 30 years this has been the face of wendy's familiar red pigtails now an ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, rich dark chocolate, toasted oats. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. crispy granola, layered with creamy peanut butter or rich dark chocolate flavor. 90 calories. 100% natural. and nature...approves. granola thins. from nature valley. nature at its most delicious. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's th
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
would be used to finance higher government spending. interest is no analysis of what would happen if those moneys were used to pay down the get det wh. ryan accused the obama administration of refusing to protect diplomats in libya, joe lied biden brought up the republican budget. >> the lecture on embassy security. the congressman cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for. number one. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi piled on. >> they had no legitimate authority or credibility to talk about funding security when they voted to cut $1.2 billion from the budget. that would do just that. >> fact check? her $1.2 billion is way off. biden's claim of $300 million is an axage raigs. the republican house voted $264 million less but that funding covered construction and maintenance as well as security for u.s. embassies. when ryan talked unemployment he brought up the vice president hometown. >> 10%. >> yes. the day you guys came in? 8.5%. >> fact check? paul ryan is wrong about goiting around america. in his hometown its at 9.2% that is down from 13
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Oct 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
hazardous materials. >>> and the government is turning up the heat on google. "the new york times" reports that the federal trade commission will recommend that the government sue the search giant. the investigation focuses on whether google manipulates search results to favor its own products. >>> and it's not a great plan. but the king did live there. elvis presley's beverly hills home is on the market. the asking price for the estate with a pool, spa and guest house, a mere $13 million. >>> time, for the weather. over to ginger zee. >> thanks, ron. i want to start with more pictures of the severe weather, out of lubbock, texas. one of my old students. i used to be an adjunct professor. she shared pictures of low-lying clouds. we have the thunderstorm clouds. you can see some of the hail and structure of the storm there. and a lot of people were out chasing. fortunately, about 20 reports in total. 2 tornadoes, 18 hail. and looks like no injuries and no deaths. that's good news. but there's more to come this weekend here on our saturday. this afternoon and evening, they will erupt from da
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Oct 13, 2012 6:00am PDT
officer declares the scene safe. >>> in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >>> the federal government is accelerating the removal of decaying naval ships from the bay area. vessels so old they are an environmental hazard. the department of transportation said it has disposed of 36 ships from the bay, far from its goal of 48 ships. three more are scheduled by year's end. the remaining 21 ships should be done within five years. it's one of three locations nationwide where the government stores it's mothball fleet. >> that bay is warming up today. in the 70s there. it's been cloudy for days all around the bay area. but now we have a little bit of a lifting mechanism pushing through the bay area right now. a weak cold florence it bring rain, mist, drizzle he will? lots of questions with the next cold front but more answers to come and you may like them i think. >> glad you have them. thank you, lisa. and also the car of the future. we will show you the new collaboration between silicon valley and one of the world's top auto makers. >>> a woman's service warranty gets her five free repairs
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00am PDT
. >>> federal government is speeding up the removal of decaying naval ships from the bay area. vessels that are so old they are environmental hazard. they have disposed of 36 ships far above its goal. three more are scheduled for recycling the remaining 21 ships should be gone within five years. suisun bay is one of the government sites that stores mothball. >> now the company has filed for bankruptcy claiming it is weighed down by a $23 million lawsuit filed by learning annex, one of early backers. >>> steers are getting an early start offering holiday deals. best buy, if you see something on line with lower price the store will match it. amazon and walmart are testing same day delivery. it will be available in san francisco and san jose later this month. ebay is testing a new app called ebay now that promises delivery within the hour, all right, wherever you are. even if you are on a park bench. i don't know how you give that address. park bench at the corner of x and y. it could revolutionize stuff when we want it. like the weather forecast. >> lisa: hopefully you like the forecast.
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >> but the wheels of government run slowly. the u.s. epa rarely grants state waivers. the last one was after hurricane katrina. because california has special restrictions to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world, the state must sign off first. >> you have another layer of government activity that has to take place legally. >> as painful as the prices are, not everyone thinks california should switch to winter blend so soon when temperatures can still be on the high side. just this week parts of the state suffered through a heat wave when summer fuels can help fight off health damaging pollution. >> the cleaner gasoline is a key control measure. it cuts the emission that is causes smog and sends people to hospitals and emergency rooms. >> with the exxon mobile torrence factory back on line, supplies should increase. wholesale prices dropped 40 to 50 cents, but it won't be reflected at the pump until next week, so expect prices to stay high a few more days. long-term, the oil industry said california needs to expand infrastructure, build nor refineries, pipeline and storage, but t
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
of government run slowly. epa rarely grants state waivers. because california has special restrictions to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world the state must sign off first. >> you have another layer of government activity that has to take place legally. >> reporter: as painful the prices are, not everyone thinks that california should switch so-so soon. just this week. parts of the state suffered through a heat wave where summer fuels can help fight off pollution. >>> cleaner burning gasoline is a key control measure. it cuts the emissions and causes smog. >> reporter: with the exxon mobil refinery back on line, supply should increase. wholesale prices dropped 40-50 cents but it won't be reflected at the pump until next week. so expect prices to stay high for the next few days. oil industry says california needs to expand infrastructure, build more refineries and pipelines but that is not as easy as it seems. >> the difficulty that californians love their environment. they don't want to have facilities that they perceive to be degrading that environment. on the other hand, they wan
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
capital. the government suspected the plane was carrying weapons headed for syria. >>> the captain of that cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of italy killing 32 people is trying to get his job back. suing his employers for firing him. he has apologized for being distracted the night his ship ran aground. he says his dismissal is unfair because he was not in command of the ship when it hit the rock. he's under investigation for manslaughterer, abandoning his post before all passengers and crew were evacuated and failing to communicate properly with maritime authorities. >>> santa rosa cyclist is suspended from professional cycling as part of the lance armstrong scandal. the government's agency is banning him for taking part in what it calls the most sophisticates doping program sports has seen. the agency says lance armstrong who has been stripped of his seven titles is at the center of the doping scheme and he not only used performance-enhancing drugs but demanded his teammates use them as well. >> some of those teammates testified against him. >>> time for a look the weat
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
this morning. bp is reportedly close to reaching a settlement with the government over the 2010 gulf oil spill. "the wall street journal" says the deal could top $20 billion. some oil is still surfacing. >>> meanwhile, get ready to pay more to heat your home. the government predicts that heating oil customers will pay 20% more this winter compared to last year, largely because colder weather is expected. natural gas bills are expected to rise 15%. propane, 13%. >>> this morning, kellogg is recalling nearly 3 million packages of bite-sized frosted and unfrosted mini-wheats because they may be contaminated be pieces of metal. the sell-by dates are between april and september. logon to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for more details here. >>> and some tense moments at the annual hot air balloon fiesta in new mexico. winds picked up. guess what happens then? you see the result. hard landings sent people tumbling out of their baskets. some balloons, you can see here, got stuck in power lines. thousands of people nearby lost power. no serious injuries, though, to report. >>> and finally, the highe
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Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
safe. >>> in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >>> the federal government is accelerating the removal of decaying naval ships from the bay area. vessels so old they are an environmental hazard. the department of transportation said it got rid of 36 ships from the bay, far removed from their goal of 48 ships. three more are scheduled by year's end. the remaining 21 ships should be done within five years. it's one of three locations nationwide where the government stores it's mothball fleet. >>> lisa argen in now with a look at what is coming up with weather and it's good news. >> yes, finally. we've been stuck in sort of a gray, damp pattern the past couple days. maybe you like that, but we have a big switch coming our way. here's other look outside. partly cloudy conditions. a weak cold front is pushing through the area right now but does that mean more rain or an about face in the forecast? i'll let you know next. >>> also ahead, the car of the future is already here. we will show you the new collaboration between silicon valley and one of the world's top auto makers. >> a woman's se
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
of government run slowly. the u.s. epa rarely grants state waivers. last one was after hurricane catrina. because california has special restrictions to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world, the state must sign off first. >> you have another layer of government activity that has to take place legally. >> as painful as the prices are, not everyone thinks california should switch to winter blend so soon when temperatures can still be on the high side. just this week parts of the state suffered through a heat wave when summer fuels can help fight off health damaging pollution. >> the cleaner gasoline is a key control measure. it cuts the emission that is causes smog and sends people to hospitals and emergency rooms. >> with the exxon factory back on line, supplies should increase. wholesale prices dropped 40 do 350 cents but it won't be reflected at the pump until next week so expect prices to stay high a few more days. long-term the oil industry said california needs to expand infrastructure, build nor refineries, pipeline and storage but that's not as easy as it seems. >> the
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Oct 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
they govern there are some sharp differences between the two men. i hope people paid attention to that other than the theatrics of the night. >> martha raddatz, our colleague here at abc, i think she did a fantastic job. really just keeping everybody in check. >> martha. i think she got like 80,000 tweets. some were like "martha should be vice president." we agree here at abc news. martha did a great job last night. good questions. kept them on track. she was great. >> maybe she will be on the ticket with you. >> you never know. >>> the vice-presidential debate, of course, is the topic of this morning's facebook question for us. we want to know who you thought won the debate. weigh in. let us know your thoughts at wnnfans.com. >> i think martha won. >> i concur. >> jim lehr didn't. president obama spoke with vice president biden after the debate and thought biden was quote, terrific, and he could not be prouder of him. last night the president chided mitt romney for calling himself, quote, severely conservative and now trying to reinvent himself as a moderate. >>> during a camp
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
chance to get where you're going on time. new government numbers show that between january and august, airlines had an 82% on-time arrival rate. that's the best showing in 18 years. and canceled flights dropped to a record low. >> real quick. you ever notice how you get a plane ticket and there's a time on there. the time on the ticket is always longer than what the captain tells you when you get on the plane. that's the numbers, to make it seem like you get there on time. i'm just saying. >> we'll do an abc news investigation. >> i'm going to call brian ross. >>> a famous fast food face is getting a makeover. get ready for a new look at wendy's. >> for the past 30 years, this has been the face of wendy's. those familiar red pigtails and the little freckled girl. now, there's the update. all part of an overhaul for the entire brand. the new logo will be used starting in march. the name wendy comes from the daughter of the chain's founder, dave thomas. i think my family has single-handedly supported several wendy's in our lifetime. >>> when we come back this morning, "endeavour" rolls
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
business. >> so government may raise concerns about people. and if they wrus loous one person, they want everyone to come back if they can be legal status obtain md this country. >> and this company switched to the system for new hires. there is a union trying to organize a boycott beginning monday them say the company refurss to sign an agreement. >> and there is a visit to a truly mazing place. >> families touched and people they don't know care about them. >> there is >>> imagine a stress of a young couple whose baby was diagnosed with a heart condition before he was born thee were able to take advantage of a valuable resource. >> cheryl jennings has the story. >> this opened up his scarf. >> little tanner is only 18 months old, he's had open heart surgery at two days old. he'd heez had six other surgeries and more may be on the way. he may need a heart transplant. >> what is wrong with his heart is that it's flipped backwards. the right side of his heart did not develop. >> they have spent years in and out of ucsf because of the heart problems. they lived in turlock at least a two-ho
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at the labor department say the numbers are crunched by highly trained government employees in secret. >> how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? you can't call me up and tell me what the numbers are going to be. >> i can't tell anyone. it is a complete secret. >> in fact, before the released, these workers #r* literally sworn to secrecy. the white house does not see their work until it is done. >>> more than 550 jobs will be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event. it will take place in emeryville from noon until 4:00 on wednesday. >>> well, back to what we started with at the top and all of the things going on this weekend and whether the weather will cooperate. >> at least we know it won't be raining on us. sandhya patel is here. >> that's right. carolyn and dan, it will be a dry forecast this weekend. check out the blue angels. this was sent to me -- it was posted on facebook by brandy m. she said "i was checking out the blue angels" as we were practicing. and of course a gorgeous shot there. we will see a mix of sun and clouds. let's check out live doppler 7h
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Oct 6, 2012 1:05am PDT
the numbers are crunched by highly trained government employees in secret. >> how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? you can't call me up and tell me what the numbers are going to be. >> i can't tell anyone. it is a complete secret. >> in fact, before the released, these workers #r* literally sworn to secrecy. the white house does not see their work until it is done. >>> more than 550 jobs will be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event. it will take place in emeryville from noon until 4:00 on wednesday. >>> well, back to what we started with at the top and all of the things going on this weekend and whether the weather will cooperate. >> at least we know it won't be raining on us. sandhya patel is here. >> that's right. carolyn and dan, it will be a dry forecast this weekend. check out the blue angels. this was sent to me -- it was posted on facebook by brandy m. she saking out was checking out the blue angels" as we were practicing. and of course a gorgeous shot there. we will see a mix of sun and clouds. let's check out live doppler 7hd. and here is
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. the chinese government is getting into the fray calling it groundless and warning that the move could undermine cooperation between the united states and china. a lot of tech titans have chosen to make san francisco their home and now, a few of them appearing in a new video urging stoit fix the long lines and for other problems take a listen. >> san francisco is the innovation capitol of the world and of this, and this and this. and this and this would with awesome to use technology to fix the problems they face every day. let's give it a shot. >> this includes twitter co-founder and air b and bceo and some other folks. they urge the city to fix problems of lack of wifi hot spots and making it easier to get a bus or a cab and this is to promotes his sf.city campaign, one of the hottest ipos is heating up, workday is boosting a price range for stock sales. now plans on selling $22 million shares at 24ses today $26 a piece down from from the earlier price range. that comes after there were strong debuts. as for markets stocks dropped after the international monetary fund cut estimates f
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
allegations accusing the bank of recklessly handing out government backed home owns. it seeks hundreds of millions of dollars in damages on behalf of the fha. and this bank issued a statement saying it believes they acted as a prudent lend skbrer vowed to defend itself. >> there is new help for struggling homeowners in oakland who are at risk of foreclosure, the city unveiled a plan to reach out to residents providing them with home own skbrer tenant counseling services as well as legal and financial help. >> and let's be clear. not only do the foreclosures cause devastating harm to families who lose their homes, they also have been causing significant suffering throughout entire neighborhoods. >> and oakland has been hard hit, estimating one in seven received a default notice on the mortgage in the last five years. >> and a loud explosion shook calistoga today. a bomb squad set off a decades supply of ether. 96 canisters were found inside of a closet. but the sheriff's department got word only yesterday and they blew it up today there are several homes under evacuation orders. owe fis
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
deployed and you have to have it replaced. the government says, go to an authorized dealer and make sure you get the real deal. less than a quarter million vehicles repaired over the past three years may be affected. the advice tonight? if you're not sure you got a real replacement, have a dealership check your new airbag. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> and coming up right here, outrage on board a plane. a man boards a plane, wearing what looks like a bulletproof vest, packing knives, clubs, shackles and body bags? how did he get on board? the answer, next. let's see if we can get one past the defense. hut! go! here it comes! right on the numbers! boom! get it! spin! oh, nice hands! chest bump. ugh! good job, man. nice! okay, halftime. now, this is my favorite play. oh! i'm wide open. oh, fumble. fumble. don't want to fumble any of these. [ male announcer ] share what you love, with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. it's up... and it's good! good?! they're grrreat! by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition,
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
. officials say the u.s. government is worried that weapons like shoulder-fired missiles could end up in the hands of terrorists. >>> and meanwhile, syrian president bashar assad made a rare appearance this saturday, the first time he was seen out of his palace since back in march. >>> two more u.s. service members have been killed in action in afghanistan. they were killed by insurgents in the eastern part of that country bringing the death toll this year to at least 257 americans. >>> and a navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life in afghanistan was honored on saturday. the navy's newest ship, the "uss michael murphy," it was commissioned in new york city. the destroyer is named for the first awarded the medal of honor during that war in afghanistan. murphy was killed trying to save fellow s.e.a.l.s during an ambush back in 2005. >>> and nearly two dozen people were injured when a bus overturned in new jersey saturday. the bus traveling from toronto, canada, to new york went off an exit ramp sliding down an embankment before stopping finally on its side. eight of the passengers were critical
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
: campaign surrogates keeping it alive in the fight over big government spending. >> he's taken the battle straight to "sesame street" and let wall street run hog wild. >> reporter: so was it a mistake targeting america's favorite yellow bird? >> he wasn't targeting. he was just pointing to one example. big byrd is pretty successful. >> reporter: but the truth is the show relies on less than 0.1% of federal funding from federal particulars. after the debate, some 17,000 tweets per minute came in about #bigbird. >> welcome to the middle class, big bird. despite or because of it big bird has helped the romney campaign to raise $12 million the $48 after the debate. >> how did you find out your name was mentioned in the debate? >> i got a million tweets. >> so you're on twitter. >> no, i'm a bird. that's how we talk. >> reporter: what's also talking are the sales here at sullivan's toy store in washington, d.c. they say they've sold more big bird items than in weeks past, proving just how profitable one yellow bird can be. reena ninan, abc news, washington. >> incredible. so besides pbs being
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
here. it's a big problem, and i think there's going to be change at the government level. >> all right, dr. richard besser, we appreciate very important information. george, over to you. >> okay. amy, thanks. >>> now, what could be the latest fallout from skyrocketing gas prices out west. with fuel so valuable, thieves are pouncing, stealing gas straight from the pumps. abc's cecilia vega is at the pumps at a gas station in los angeles to explain how they're doing it. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning. take a look at this. all of this gas here at this station in los angeles, well above $5 a gallon which shows you just how much this stuff is worth right now. one pair of thieves here in california stole so much gas they had enough gas to make the trip back and forth between los angeles and new york four times. the brazen thieves hit this shell station near sacramento four times in three days. managing to steal $4,500 worth of gasoline. >> i don't know if we can recover that money or not. but at least, those people should go to jail. >> reporter: in all, they took o
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Oct 9, 2012 1:40am PDT
oversight and government reform committee will have hearings wednesday. at least two folks from the state department expected to testify. congress shining a spotlight on exactly how prepared or not prepared we were. >> just getting to the crime scene turned out to be pretty difficult. it took the fbi three weeks to reach the location and gather evidence from there. it's been about a month. i know the white house has promised to bring justice but hasn't spelled anything in particular out. so i think they're waiting for facts to roll in, which are rolling in very slowly at this point. >> slowly. >> we're looking for that to play a role in foreign policy debate. that's coming up too. >>> also we're hearing from an unrepentant jerry sandusky, a judge is expected to send him to prison for the rest of his life. sandusky released a defiant jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators, and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster. they
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Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
have to have it replaced. the government says go to an authorized dealer and make sure you get the real deal. less than 250,000 vehicles over the past three years may be affected. the advice, if you're not sure you got a real replacement, have a dealership check your new air bag. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> yeah, that is just route rages. it's one thing getting a counterfeit handbag. >> and fire shooting out of the steering wheel, that's ridiculous. check www.safercar.gov. for information on how to contact auto manufacture call centers to learn which vehicle models are among those who may have gotten those counterfeit air bags. >> frightening. >>> coming up, no matter what your age is, likely the cartoon "peanuts" was part of your childhood. now a new movie coming your way. [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. ♪ ♪ oh i need someone to read me stories
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
government and business leaders to beef up their defe e defenses against computer hackers. or, he says, we could face a cyber pearl harbor. he says that hackers in iran and china are becoming more sophisticated, making u.s. transportation, power and financial networks increasingly vulnerable. >>> and the first lawsuit has been filed in connection with the meningitis outbreak. blamed on contaminated steroid shots. at least 14 people have now died. 170 people have become sick in the 11 states you see highlighted. but 14,000 could still be at risk. federal and state officials in massachusetts say they lack clear authority to crack down on the pharmacy blamed for the outbreak, even though safety concerns were raised in the past. >>> and this year's nobel peace prize has been announced. and the winner is, the european union. the nobel committee praised the e.u. for six decades of advancing peace, democracy, and human rights. it does seem like an awful lot of trophy, though. >>> and finally, an eye-opening mystery in south florida. look at washed up at the beach at pompano. pompano beach, to be
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
. this may not surprise you. but it becomes official today. noaa has said -- the government forecast agency -- this is likely, year to date -- this is the warmest so far since they've been keeping records. and by the end of the year, this will go down as the warmest year. 25 states having their warmest year ever. here's where cold air makes a little bit of a push here. detroit, boston, new york city. watch the numbers in the next couple of days. quick look at the big board there. a quick look at your big board there. >>> and coming up on "gma," the latest twist in the tennis umpire murder case. she passed a lie detector test. now her family is speaking out. dan and nancy are here live to weigh in. >>> plus, tangling with tigers. would you let your children swim with them? the video making a huge splash right now. ♪ [ male announcer ] navigating your future can be daunting without a financial plan. at pacific life, we can give you the tools to help you achieve financial independence. for more than 140 years, pacific life has assisted families and businesses in meeting their goals, even in
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Oct 10, 2012 1:40am PDT
tomorrow night. >>> the federal government is suing wells fargo bank in new yor tho of cf1depann the awiwell falsely certified that its loans met the requirements necessary or g ins entg tos recover hundreds of millions. it says it had to pay out to cover loan defaults. j well, parts of lake michigan are looking a lot more like the high seas. take a look at these big waves churning out there. they were fueled yesterday by winds topping 50 miles an hour. the waters were so rough a car ferry canceled service and gusting winds knocked out power to more than a thousand folks. see, if paula was here, michigan native, she would have lots to say since she's from michigan. i'm from jersey, so i don't. >> ha ha. i'm from manhattan. >> exactly. >>> here's a look at your wednesday weather. rain from fargo to duluth. and marquette, michigan. snow showers to the north. cloudy with a few sprinkles new york to d.c. showers in new england. scattered thunderstorms around miami, west palm beach. showers along the california coast. >>> mostly 70s in the rockies. just 40s from fargo to the twin citi
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